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Mar 2, 2011 7:00pm EST
humvee accident in iraq. he was just 20 years old. his father, albert, joins us now from york, pennsylvania. mr. snyder, what was your reaction to today's supreme court decision? >> i was kind of shocked. i can't believe that the supreme court today has now told us that we have no rights to bury our dead in peace. it's a sad at a for our military men and women, their families. it's a sad day for all america americans. my first thought is what kind of society have we become? >> couric: are you surprised the decision was so overwhelming with eight out of nine justices backing the protesters? >> yes, i was, katie. they may be book smart but they don't have the common sense god gave a goat. you know, the justices and the government will send their children to war, and they'll send them back in body bags, and then they can't even give us enough respect to pure them in peace. >> couric: the church has protested outside many other funerals. what would you say to other grieving families today? >> well, there's not much we can do about it anymore. when the government won't do anything
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm EST
canal into the mediterranean. but defense secretary gates said they would be used in libya only for emergency evacuations or to deliver relief supplies. he raised a host of reservations about military intervention. no authorization from either the u.n. or nato, reluctance to tie up force which is might be needed in afghanistan, concerns about fanning anti-american sentiment in the rest of the arab world. >> we also have to think about, frankly, the use of the u.s. military in another country in the middle east. >> reporter: gates said he was unable to gauge the rebels' chances of overthrowing qaddafi. >> it remains to be seen how effectively military leaders who have defected from qaddafi's forces can organize the opposition in the country. >> reporter: secretary of state clinton ticked off future scenarios for libya, and two out of three were bad. >> libya could become a peaceful democracy or it could face protracted civil war or it could descend into chaos. >> reporter: the u.s. and britain are openly talking about setting up a no-fly zone over libya. >> it is not acceptable to ha
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Mar 22, 2011 5:30pm PDT
steady stream of people came to have a look. saleh saeed saleh, a local farmer, was eager to show us the wreckage. when it hit the ground he says it sounded like a rocket exploding. he thought qaddafi's forces were on the attack. officials say the fighter jet crashed because of a mechanical error rather than any enemy fire. it landed east of benghazi which is in the heart of rebel territory. the jet's crew ejected safely. were they okay? were they injured? "the person i saw had minor injuries, just scratches" he says. one of the americans landed in a nearby field. "we gave him food and juice. he was nervous at first," saleh says, "but we took care of him and brought him to safety." a marine corps osprey picked up the pilot but somehow libyans helping the crew were mistaken as a threat. they say the rescue aircraft opened fire. this man was shot. he said he was trying to help the second american when he was hit. "we would have picked him up and brought him wherever he wanted," he says. his son was also injured and may lose his leg. but he still supports the americans. along with most
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 7:00pm EDT
valuable assets that could be used to great effect. >> reporter: u.s. forces will remain on alert in case the rebels seem in danger of complete collapse, but over the next few days, unique aircraft, like the ac-130 gunship, and the a-10 ground attack jet, will stop flying missions against qaddafi's forces. >> the idea that the ac-130s and the a-10s and american airpower is grounded unless the place goes to million is just so unnerving i can't express it. >> reporter: the chairman of the joint chiefs blamed the rebel reverses on bad weather which limited air strikes. so far about a quarter of qaddafi's forces have been knocked out of action. >> that doesn't mean that he's about to break from the military standpoint because that's just not the case. >> reporter: gates said as the air attacks continue, libya's military will have to face a choice-- be completely destroyed or decide it's time for qaddafi to go. erica. >> hill: david martin at the pentagon tonight. david, thanks. the rebels are under attack in their one stronghold in the west misrata, as they claim qaddafi's forces have ki
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Mar 24, 2011 6:30pm EDT
decade ago. >> the 2010 census is showing us that latinos have become a national population, no longer concentrated in the traditional gateway states. in fact, i think the story of the 2010 census is the rise of the latino south. >> reporter: census figures show the south was also a magnet for african americans moving out of northern cities like detroit and chicago. the black population in north carolina grew 18% over the past decade. georgia 26%. florida 28% >> these are new younger blacks who don't remember a lot of the bad stuff that went on in the south years ago, who don't remember being shut out of the suburbs. they want to have it all, they want to go with the jobs are. they want to go where the good houses are. >> a equals d, b. >> reporter: the anderson family left detroit... left detroit for atlanta when their jobs looked uncertain. >> we got a job the same week. i got a job and then he got a job. >> reporter: census figures from the city they left behind are so startling detroit's mayor wants a recount. nearly 240,000 people moved away this past decade-- a quarter of the cit
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Mar 7, 2011 5:30pm PST
show us the damage. he's hitting his own people with bombs, young children, he's killing them, this man says. just minutes ago we were driving down the road to get to the front line when a government warplane dropped two bombs behind us. the shrapnel from those bombs is still warm. near the craters, the wreckage of a pickup truck. a family with three children was in it when qaddafi's air force struck. two of the children died. the survivors were slashed by the schrapnel. the circling warplanes made for a jumpy day on the front lines. do you find that even though you're not military trained you're doing... gaining good ground? are you gaining good ground? what do you think has happened? >> i think it's... might be a plane. >> reporter: the rebels have had trouble on the ground as well. their advance slowed by better- armed government forces counterattacking to defend qaddafi's home turf in the west. these fighters are realizing that enthusiasm alone won't get them to tripoli. for days, they advanced through town after town in eastern libya by jumping into pickup trucks and racing to
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Mar 11, 2011 7:00pm EST
the water that used to be there has to go somewhere else. >> couric: could this type of undersea earthquake happen along the united states coastline? >> there are two places in the united states where we have a similar type of fault that will also produce a big earthquake and a big tsunami. one is the ay electrocution arc around alaska and the other much more dangerously is the pacific northwest. there's one of these types of faults running all the way from the south to the island of victoria in british qlaupl in the north. >> what can scientists in your view hope to learn from this event? >> this is going to be the best recorded earthquake ever. the japanese have spectacular instrumentation and i think we're going to learn a lot more about the fundamental nature of earthquakes. we're also going to be learning a lot about how buildings behave in these very largest events and especially cities of seattle and portland. i hope we're looking very, very carefully at how the japanese buildings behaved. >> couric: dr. lucy jones of the u.s. geological survey, dr. jones, thanks so much.
CBS
Mar 8, 2011 7:00pm EST
seemed to enrage the rebels more. "qaddafi you coward, meet us in the battlefield" these men are shouting as they stand in a bomb-blast crater. the rebels are hoping for a no-fly zone, but in the meantime this man and his friends want to knock qaddafi's warplanes out of the sky with surface-to-air missiles. "i trained for a couple of days and it's not hard to use it" he told us. the lightly-trained rebels have run into trouble in the last few days. down the road, government forces have retaken the town. state t.v. showed these pictures and this chilling statement by a qaddafi supporter. >> ( translated ): yesterday we killed you in jawad, today we killed you in ras lanuf, tomorrow we will kill you in everywhere in libya. >> reporter: underlying the message, images of captured rebels face down on the ground. the clearest sign yet that this conflict has reached a dangerous new stage. mandy clark, cbs news, ras lanuf libya. >> couric: the triple in libya has caused the price of gas here to soar. it's now up to an average of $3.52 a gallon. still, that's more than 50 cents less than
CBS
Mar 17, 2011 3:30pm PDT
warned to guard against germs. and despite no proof that it will help, this woman tells us she's wearing it for protection from radiation. tokyo's stores have long lines and some empty shelves, much of it blamed on hording. "i'm planning to buy more than i should" this shopper says. staples like noodles, batteries and toilet painer are running out. rolling outages, darkened intersection played havoc with a.t.m.s. people are jamming the airports and long lines have begun at passport offices. this official says more than twice the normal number of people are here. meanwhile, those who remain homeless in the countryside are beginning to worry about a dwindling number of supplies. 1.6 million japanese still don't have access to water. "what we're lacking most is water and vegetables" he says. "we need vitamin "c". going to the bathroom is a major problem, too." portable toilets, clothing and kerosene heaters are on their way if they can make it over the heavily damaged roads. search-and-rescue teams like this one from los angeles keep looking but so far they're not finding the surviv
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00pm EST
," he told us. most of the people who come to this hospital at least know where their loved ones are, but there are many more families who simply don't know the fate of the missing. he turned on libyan state television last night and saw his cousins tied up and displayed as rebel prisoners captured in bin jawaad. that one? he showed us the video and insisted neither man was a fighter. how does it make you feel when you look at this? "i feel angry. these are young people. how can they end up in a situation like this?" he told us. the world may be shocked at the spectacle of burning oil pipelines, but it's the cost in human lives that's on the minds of most libyans tonight. mandy clark, cbs news, agdibiya. >> couric: meanwhile, mark phillips has made it to answer, a, where iia, ah, where qaddafi loyalists have fought bloody battle with the opposition. mark other both side were claiming victory today, but what did you see when you were out and about? >> reporter: the government has been claiming victory for at least two days here but it has been impossible to get here until now. to get
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
they are really diminishing, that's why they're calling on us. >> couric: james, there have been some questions about these reactors and specifically their design. what can you tell us about that? >> well, there have been some questions that have been raised for a while about the integrity of their containment vessels. but i think there's actually a bigger safety issue here. i think the question that's raised, both in japan and in the whole of the rest of the world, is whether the so-called design basis for reactors is sufficient. have we correctly predicted the size of natural disasters or man made disasters to which they might be subject? >> couric: what about the 140,000 people who have been told to stay inside and not evacuate? what are the health risks to them? >> well, right now with the numbers that we have, those numbers are not good. i mean, it's not good to be in that area. but being inside really does cut down the exposure significantly. it's a good policy that they're telling them. >> couric: all right. james acton and cham dallas, gentlemen, thank you both. >> thank you.
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Mar 4, 2011 6:30pm EST
are that are telling us a real turn is afoot. >> reporter: the number of people filing first-time unemployment claims has been falling steadily and is now at its lowest level since july, 2008. among all industries, 68% are hiring. that's the broadest range in more than 22 years. >> we're hiring here. >> reporter: at pennsylvania-based almack clinical technologies, which helps pharmaceutical companies conduct drug trials, president jim murphy has more than 40 openings, but he's having trouble filling those highly skilled jobs. >> for a certain skill set, the unemployment rate is extremely low. >> reporter: in fact, for workers with a bachelor's degree or higher, the unemployment rate is just 4.3%. at bison gear and engineering in st. charles, illinois, ron bullock is also struggling to find qualified workers. >> we've gone up to a year and a half filling an engineering position. >> reporter: manufacturing, health care, even the construction industry added jobs in february. but nine states still have double-digit unemployment led by california and florida at 12% and above and nevada
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Mar 23, 2011 7:00pm EDT
radioactive iodine in the water than older children or adults. tomoe uses water to make formula for her 4-month-old. it's got to be frightening. >> it is, it is. not only her, but i have two other kids. >> reporter: she could be speaking for most of tokyo, fear of radioactive water triggered a run on bottled water. you won't find uncontaminated water out there, they are all sold out, she says, one downtown store reportedly sold out an hour after the announcement. meanwhile, at the plant spewing the fallout in fear, one step forward, the lights in one control room went back on, but two steps back. reactor three was belching smoke and workers were evacuated again. today this first look at the battle firemen have been waging night and day. i was prepared to die, but it's our job, says the captain takayama. but the job is far from finished. today the city government will start handing out about a quarter million bottles of water free to the families of the 80,000 infants under the age of one here in tokyo. bill whitaker, cbs news, tokyo. >> couric: coming up next on the cbs evening news
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Mar 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, katie, we found out just this morning that the united states has offered the use of a high-tech drone to fly over this troubled site to take detailed pictures of what's going on inside. this is actually a spy drone which means it's equipped with infrared equipment which can look down and look inside and find out exactly where the hottest spots are. >> couric: we know so far wind has been blowing in a direction that has been pushing the radiation particles from the reactor out to sea. could that weather pattern be changing in any way? >> reporter: yeah, we've been really, really lucky. the predominant winds have been west to east, blowing whatever atomic particles out to sea. there are some weather models right now that are saying that could shift in the next couple of days with a predominant north to south wind, and if that happens, and if there's a significant release of radioactive material, it would head right toward tokyo. >> couric: harry smith in tokyo, thank you. james acton is an nuclear safety expert with the carnegie endowment. james what, is the biggest caws for concern at
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Mar 21, 2011 6:30pm EDT
tells us he just wants to see his besieged city finally free. the latest reports we're hearing is that there is fierce fighting going on in ajdabiya at the moment. the front line has been very fluid, moving several miles in a day. katie? >> couric: and, mandy, what's going on right now where you are in benghazi? >> well, the main concern here is pockets of rogue elements loyal to qaddafi that are doing hit-and-run attacks so rebels here have been beefing up security, adding more checkpoints in key locations. >> couric: mandy clark, as always, man dishgs thank you so much. meanwhile, house speaker john boehner called on president obama today to make clear exactly what the mission in libya is and how it will be accomplished. david martin reports the president and the military tried to do just that. >> reporter: now in its third day, operation odyssey dawn gathered steam as aircraft from more and more countries joined american jets in enforcing a no-fly zone over libya. their mission is limited to stopping qaddafi from attacking his own people, but the commander-in-chief monitoring events
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Mar 25, 2011 3:30pm PDT
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Mar 22, 2011 6:30pm EDT
>> couric: tonight, the u.s. uses a warplane as the allies keep up the assault on libya and qaddafi remains defiant. >> (translated): we win. we will be victorious in this historical battle. we will not surrender. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, they survived one disaster, now these japanese have been forced to take shelter against another threat-- nuclear radiation. america's nuclear problem. where to store permanently more than 145 million pounds of spent fuel rods. and college students struggling to make the grade. what some schools are doing to make sure they graduate. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's four days into a u.s.-led assault on his military, and libya's moammar qaddafi has lost radar installations, tanks, and naval facilities but not his defiance. he appeared in public tonight in tripoli vowing to fight on and telling supporters he will win and will not surrendered. qaddafi's forces kept up their attacks on civilians today in a n
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00pm EDT
for us to start having formal negotiations. qaddafi knows exactly what he needs to do to stop the constant bombardment that he's under and it may at some point shift to him figuring out how to negotiate an exit, but i don't think we're at that point yet. >> hill: the supreme allied commander for nato says there are flickers of al qaeda and hezbollah amongst these rebels. how do we know what their end goal is? and how do we know they won't, in fact, turn on the u.s. and our allies? >> well, first of all i think it's important to note that the people we've met with have been fully vetted. so we have a clear sense who have they are and so far they're saying the right things and most of them are profession a.l.s., lawyers, doctors, people who appear to be credible. that doesn't mean that all the people who... among all the people who opposed qaddafi there might not be elements that are unfriendly to the united states and our interests. and that's why i think it's important for us not to jump in with both feet but to carefully consider what are the goals of the opposition, what kind of
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Feb 28, 2011 7:00pm EST
going to certain neighborhoods, they're always escorting us and they always tell us when to leave. in fact, we asked to go back to the scene of those protests where the security forces showed up today and were told no. kelly cobiella, cbs news, tripoli. >> couric: the entire world is waiting to see the impact of the crisis on libya's oil industry which is critically important to that country. libya is the world's 17th-largest oil producer. it accounts for a quarter of libya's economy and 80% of its revenue. right now the opposition is said to control most of the oil fields. today mandy clark went to one of libya's biggest oil facilities. >> reporter: if the volunteers manning this roadblock look nervous, it's because they're guarding a strategic prize on libya's coastline, the el brega transport terminal which separates east libya-- in the hands of the rebels-- from qaddafi's last stronghold on the road to tripoli. >> here to protect the industrial area. >> reporter: the guards let us in to show they are protecting libya's most vital natural resource. this facility is key to getti
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Mar 18, 2011 3:30pm PDT
know what will happen next, but at least somebody supports us. >> reporter: but the fear here is that the support will not come soon enough. this is a celebration of the no-fly zone rather than the libyan government's announcement of a cease-fire. the pro zestors say they feel like the international community will finally protect them. and now they feel free to speak their mind and openly mock moammar qaddafi with chants. they also took time to remember those who died in the fighting. a heavy toll to get their voices heard. and they know the battle is far from over. so you'll keep going to tripoli? >> yes, yes. we want to free tripoli. >> reporter: in the city's main square, at least, this was about celebrating what they have achieved so far. but elsewhere, preparations were under way for what might come. there are reports that rebel forces once again came under attack, this time just 20 miles outside of benghazi. harry? >> smith: mandy, was that attack before or after the cease-fire was declared? >> reporter: well, it's believed that attack happened after the cease-fire. now, re
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Mar 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
the rebels seem to be in full-scale retreat and are telling us not to go any further because qaddafi forces are approaching once more. rebels are starting to show their combat fatigue, outgunned and regularly outflanked in the field, they lack any sort of military strategy or leadership. >> reporter: they desperately need command and control if they hope to make any battlefield gains. they are eager to take ground but are quick to flee when they face any real fight. one simple problem here is communication. networks are down, satellite phones are rare, and there's not a two-way radio in sight. it's difficult to know how the rebels are communicating. erica. >> hill: mandy clark, mandy, thanks. and with the rebels steadily losing ground, the debate over arming them grows louder, but as david martin reports, the obama administration has good reason to tread carefully on that is issue. >> reporter: the rebels' sudden reverses have revealed them for what they are-- a rabble, not an army. allied air strikes can probably keep them from losing, but the rebels say they could win if only someo
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Mar 3, 2011 6:30pm EST
. investigators call the tactic letting guns walk. in this case into the hands of criminals who would use them in mexico and the u.s. doddson's bosses say that never happened. now he's risking his job to go public. >> i'm boots on the ground here in phoenix and telling you we've been doing it everyday since i've been here. here i am. tell me i didn't do the things that i did. tell me you didn't order me to do the things i did. tell me it didn't happen. now you have a name on it, you have a face to put with it. here i am. someone. now tell me it didn't happen. >> reporter: agent doddson and other insiders say the gun-walking strategy was approved all the way to the justice department. the idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a major cartel and it was all kept secret from mexico. a.t.f. named the case "fast and furious." this surveillance video obtained by cbs news shows suspected drug cartel suppliers carrying boxes of weapons to their cars at a phoenix gun shop. those long boxes being loaded into the red car are a.k.-47 type assault rifles. >> reporter: so it
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
problems alone, but they are important to us. they're problems worth solving. >> mitchell: i'm russ mitchell. also tonight, new fears in japan. highly radioactive water is leaking from the fukushima plant and plutonium has been found in the soil. plus, she preys on child couples. cbs news tracks down a con artist making thousands in an adoption scam. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> mitchell: good evening. welcome to a special western edition of the "cbs evening news." president obama made his case for military intervention in libya tonight, telling the american people he did it to prevent a massacre in benghazi. he said once again that u.s. involvement would be limited, with coalition allies taking over command of the operation. chip reid is at the white house tonight with more on the president's speech. chip, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, russ. the president said he refused to wait for images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action in libya. >> when our interests and
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 7:00pm EDT
towns and villages exist now in name only. ben tracy shows us how natori, once a thriving farming town, has been turned into a wasteland. >> reporter: more than three days now after the earthquake hit and the tsunami roared through natori city, the homes are still smoldering and this is basically all that is left of this town that was once home to about 74,000 people, many of them farmers. now it's basically deserted. emergency vehicles are the only traffic on the roads and this man is one of the only people left in town. everyone else is gone because so are their homes. this used to be a neighborhood. now it's simply a debris field. these were houses. >> yes. >> reporter: now they're all gone. >> all gone. nothing. >> reporter: our driver used to take this street when he drove his family to the beach. he can't believe what's happened. >> the tsunami. >> reporter: then the tsunami came through. >> they cannot climb away to escape. >> reporter: that wave essentially erased natori off the map. hundreds of people are missing here, many feared dead. the military is searching the rubble for
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. meanwhile, soil samples around the plant have turned up trace amounts of plutonium used in reactor number three. however, officials insist the plutonium did not pose a health threat. in fact, some of it is decades old residue from nuclear weapons testing. the latest setbacks are fueling a collapse of confidence in the government's handling of the nuclear crisis, a scenario familiar to dr. robert gale, a leading authority on radiation accidents. >> i think that people don't... they don't necessarily trust... they certainly don't trust people from the company. they know that people from the government are really just reading out data they're given. it's not reasonable to expect a politician to have a fundamental understanding of radiobiology. >> reporter: which is why gale is calling for a panel of experts to help citizens make sense of what's going on. at chernobyl, the only significant source of cancer was contaminated dairy products which triggered thyroid cancer in 6,000 children. japan has already pulled milk from the affected area from their food supply. >> since the fukushima
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Mar 10, 2011 7:00pm EST
of town, doctors anxiously talking on cell phones. they told us that government forces had shelled their hospital. >> reporter: further down the coast, we had already driven into this scene near the oil terminal in al pregnant with gay -- brega. the immediate aftermath of another bombing. just ten minutes ago this position was hit by a bombing run and the soldiers here who are on the side of the rebels believe they were the target. the rebels are anxious to show us the huge crater. there were no casualties, but their close call has them worked up. "we want a war face to face" this man screams. but this is not a war being fought face to face, and that's a problem for the rebels. government forces have heavy weapons to bomb them from a distance and today that advantage was enough to move the front line one town further east. mandy clark, cbs news, ras lanuf >> couric: in tripoli, mark phillips spoke today with qaddafi's son saif, he vow it had government will soon retake all of livia. >> do you think you've broken the back of this rebellion? have you broken the back of this resis sen
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